President Bush is infallible! He can do no wrong!

So says a Justice Department Lawyer To Congress: ‘The President Is Always Right’:

LEAHY: I don’t think the President was talking about the nuances of the law of war paradigm, he was saying this was going to tell him that he could keep Guantanamo open or not, after it said he could.

BRADBURY: Well, it’s not —

LEAHY: Was the President right or was he wrong?

BRABURY: It’s under the law of war –

LEAHY: Was the President right or was he wrong?

BRADBURY: The President is always right.

This is what I’m talking about when I bitch about fascism. This whole idea that our leaders are somehow infallible in completely antithetical to the American Way. We were raised with the notion that it’s okay to question authority and then this dumbass comes around says that President Bush is “always right” by virtue of… what? His power? His name? I have no idea how Foolio plans on justifying that statement. It was probably just an idiotic one-off, but it points to an underlying authoritarianism in government. Remember, these are the people Bush surrounds himself with — so of course they will kiss his ass. But saying he’s infallible to Congress? That’s just fucking nuts.

Besides, George Bush is, if anything, always wrong.


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